Hardly any scientist of this century has aroused so much enthusiasm and such furious opposition as Wilhelm Reich. For
many, he was a universal genius comparable to Goethe or Leonardo da Vinci, for others a scientific "dropout" and charlatan.
The versatility of Wilhelm Reich's work is breathtaking. From psychiatry to body therapy to immunological cancer research, he has done fundamental work in each.
Reich has explored the nature of the living, discovered fundamental things in many fields and thus amazed and frightened the scientific establishment. He physically researched the vital energy Freud called "libido" and made it practically applicable. Through living energy he has explained such diverse areas as biogenesis and the cause of desertification on this planet.